Ken Bates has worked as a GIS user, manager, and consultant for the last 29 years. He is an expert in GIS and IT assessment, planning, design, and project support.
Ken holds a Bachelors degree in Agriculture (emphasis on soils and plants), and has done postgraduate study in soils and geology. In addition to his education and project experience with GIS, he has substantial experience with hands on GIS Projects and was one of the first persons to receive the ESRI Desktop Associate Professional Certification (November 2010).
As a GIS manager, user and as a consultant for a large state agency, his group provided technical and managerial support across agency and political boundaries, consulted with state, provincial, and national governments with specific focus on GIS application, data standards, business processes and end user training.
Ken has more than 20 years of experience as an ESRI Authorized Instructor, and has trained thousands of students in the professional as well as academic environment.
Kenneth J. Bates
GIS Extension Specialist
400 East Main Street
Cooperative Extension Building, Suite 107